SCT Hour Now Available on Podcast

Radio Brockley is now hosting another one of its weekly shows on our podcast sites. The SCT Hour, hosted by Sarah Wright from the Skeletal Cancer Trust. The charity are based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, and is dedicated to the advancement of bone cancer research, to providing the best possible care and support at each stage of treatment and to improving the quality and dignity of life for all patients.

The weekly programme, which is broadcast on Wednesday evenings on Radio Brockley, includes interviews with fundraisers and supporters, as well as physiotherapists and surgeons who work at the RNOH. It also feature highlights from some of the charity’s fundraising events. You can now download the show wherever you get your podcasts from – just search for “Radio Brockley” or “SCT Hour”.

Here are the three programmes which are available to download so far:

Episode 1: Billie Clark Shorten

For the first episode of The SCT Hour, Sarah chats to Billie Clark Shorten about how she has fundraised hundreds of thousands of pounds in memory of her sister Ellis. Billie talks about how and why she supports SCT plus how doing so has brought much comfort to her family. Listen to the show here.

Episode 2: Abby McCarthy and Hannah Hughes

We have a fantastic rehabilitation team here at the RNOH, part of SCT’s focus going forward is about survivorship and how we can help people to get back to a full life. In episode two, Sarah sits down with Hannah Hughes and Abby McCarthy – physiotherapists whose invaluable work helps people become mobile again. Listen to the programme here.

Episode 3: James Wilson

In this interview with James Wilson we get a full and open account of what it was like to receive a cancer diagnosis at the age of 17. James talks about his operation, his recovery, returning to school and life now. It was such a pleasure to spend time with James and we are looking forward to him being much more involved in SCT going forward. Catch the show here.

Episode 4: Tina Thomas and Julie Taylor

In this episode Sarah Wright is joined by Tina Thomas and her sister Julie. Tina’s son was diagnosed at a very young age with osteosarcoma and he tragically passed away at the age of eight . This year Adam would have been 30 and Tina and her family embarked upon a full year of fundraising activities including a Halloween party, a walk, a cycle, a  half marathon – Tina and her family are so inspiring and it is great to hear about what motivates her to continue. Have a listen to the programme here.

Episode 5: Jo Buonaguidi

Jo Buonaguidi was treated for a bone tumour in 1985, in this interview she talks about her journey through diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation and how that experience influenced her passion for art. Jo has been a great supporter of SCT and has produced our Christmas Cards which are available for sale through the SCT website. Listen to the show here.